I'm not normally one for fan-made videos setting TV clips to music but this
one of Firefly/Serenity
to the music of Wicked
has Joss Whedonian and Tim Minearian endorsement
, so I went to look. It's extremely well done.
< insert obligatory *sob* for Firefly
While I'm here, the 2007 in Review
piece in Strange Horizons
has a very small contribution by yours truly, in which I inexplicably can't find anything better on TV last year than Doctor Who
. Three times in a row. It's just wrong. Fortunately everyone else is very erudite and reads books and stuff. Also pikelet
is insane but you knew that.
Of course The Wire
is far better than any SF-related TV currently airing but that doesn't count for Strange Horizons
. My Season 4 DVD arrived today, and Season 5 has just started in the US. It's just so very satisfying, layered and intelligent and you should all be watching it but will you lot listen? *Will you*?
In lieu of any other good TV and with anyone who could potentially write some being on strike, we've resorted to DVDs. We've been hugely enjoying Cracker
on DVD, a series we missed in its entirety when it was on TV. Robbie Coltrane is fantastic, and the writing is incredibly sharp, with a real interest in psychology and themes rather than just the surface process of investigation. This definitely puts it a notch above most other ostensibly 'crime' related television which seems more formulaic with each passing year. We've only the final one-off special and the more recent Cracker
reunion TV movie to go.
We've also been bingeing on old Doctor Who
. The Time Warrior
is splendid, and gives me my fix of Sontarans in a way that The Sontaran Experiment
just didn't accomplish. The Claws of Axos
is, sadly, complete rubbish despite featuring some iconic images that have stuck with me since childhood. In contrast, Tom Baker's debut story Robot
is great. Yes, even the rubbish FX are great. All of this has made me so nostalgic that I've rashly ordered the Beneath the Surface
box set, despite it having the really terrible Warriors of the Deep